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The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors recently awarded a contract for replacement of the Crows Landing Road bridge over the San Joaquin River, clearing the way for preliminary work to begin this fall and construction in earnest to start next spring.

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NEWMAN - Local election counts were updated by the Stanislaus County elections department last Friday, as the processing of ballots continued but was largely completed.

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Firefighters from numerous agencies responded to the Covanta facility adjacent to the Fink Road landfill Monday morning for a report of a commercial working structure fire. The first arriving fire crew reported a fire on the fifth floor of the hopper which a local fire brigade was attempting…

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GUSTINE - City officials are moving forward with plans to relocate Gustine’s corporation yard, clearing the way for construction of a long-planned roundabout to replace the 90-degree turn of Highway 33/140 in front of Richard’s Market.

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NEWMAN - As local schools welcome students back to the classroom to resume in-person instruction after a pandemic-induced hiatus of more than seven months, the focal point for custodial crews is one of constantly sanitizing facilities.

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GUSTINE - One of two Gustine Unified School District Board of Trustee races on the Nov. 3 ballot appears to have been decided while the second remained close as the tally of votes continued earlier this week.

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One killed in I-5 crash

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NEWMAN - When the coronavirus pandemic shut down his court reporter agency almost overnight earlier this year, Newman resident Jason Buktenica parlayed his passion for food - authentic Italian dishes, in particular - into his new livelihood.

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NEWMAN - All Things Cheetah will be a new boutique shop arriving here in Newman for patrons who want to update their style and have something unique in their closet while also being trendy with the latest fashion pieces.

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NEWMAN - The city will move forward applying for grant funds to build a municipal swimming pool - with the caveat that money awarded could be declined in the event that the school district is successful in building a pool or maintenance expenses are deemed prohibitive.

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Zachery Ramos and Loretta Rose hold early leads in two Gustine school board races, according to initial, unofficial election results posted by Merced County.

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NEWMAN - Casey Graham holds the early lead over Timothy Parker in the race for Newman mayor, according to election night returns.

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(Editor’s note: The following is part of a series of weekly feature stories on local veterans - and on those serving today - leading up to Veterans Day. Featured is Newman resident Matt Webster, who has served in the U.S. Army Reserves since 2004.)

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Veterans Day parade

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GUSTINE - The city of Gustine is arranging to acquire property currently owned by Merced County - including the police station which was believed to already be in the city’s name.

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GUSTINE - The city has signaled its intention to apply a second time for Prop. 68 funds to improve Henry Miller Park, with upgrades to the municipal swimming pool a focal point of the project.

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Highway 33 between Bunker and Husman roads was closed for several hours Friday afternoon after two trucks were involved in separate accidents, the California Highway Patrol reported. The CHP said the first accident occurred when the driver of a northbound Freightliner pulled to the right-han…

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Suspect in murder case takes own life in SN motel, authorities say

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Third West Nile case in Newman

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The city of Gustine held a free mattress and tire disposal Saturday morning. 

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Minor injuries in rollover crash

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Weapons, narcotics seized in Gustine

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NEWMAN - The city may try a second time to annex property to launch the first phase of its planned Northwest Newman project.